Hi everyone,

I am very thankful for your feedback on my eventually simple question: I want to calculate the correlation between a dichotomous independent variable and a ordinal dependent variable. What coefficient fits my needs?

Here is an example of my items:

I assume the first variable is dichotomous/nominal and the second one is ordinal, right? Tied ranks will occur, right? Is Somas' d a good option? Preferably, I'll work with SPSS.

Thanks so much in advance!

ldwg

I am very thankful for your feedback on my eventually simple question: I want to calculate the correlation between a dichotomous independent variable and a ordinal dependent variable. What coefficient fits my needs?

Here is an example of my items:

Code:

```
1) Do you work in a team
[ ] yes [ ] no
2) How satisfied are you with your job?
very unsatisfied [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] very satisfied
```

I assume the first variable is dichotomous/nominal and the second one is ordinal, right? Tied ranks will occur, right? Is Somas' d a good option? Preferably, I'll work with SPSS.

Thanks so much in advance!

ldwg

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